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Conscientious Objectors 2016 - Events Starting 15th May

International Conscientious Objectors Day, Commemoration event at the Peace Plaque, Bonn Square 12noon - 1.30pm
Testimonies, poems and readings Music from Sea Green Singers
CND: This event is organised by the Oxford CND branch

We will not fight', 19th May 2016, 7.30pm Old Court Room, Oxford Town Hall
Play, written by Canterbury Amnesty International Group, adapted by Jeremy Allen: An UnderConstruction Theatre production (www.underconstructiontheatre.com).

'We will not fight' tells the story of what happened to the men that refused to fight, because they felt that war was wrong and they could take no part in it. The play explores the fate of Conscientious Objectors through the journey of one man who refused to abandon his principles.The play provides an unrivalled opportunity for a wide audience of Oxford communities to hear about a side of the First World War that is little known yet important in our history of the growth of individual liberties and strength of commitment to human rights. The performance will be followed by an audience discussion. Register here (the event is free).

Conscientious objection then and now, 26th May 2016, 7.30pm New Road Baptist Church, Bonn Square

Symon Hill:
author and activist for peace and nonviolence; Annette Bygott: local peace campaigner; Hannah Brock: from War Resisters International
These three speakers will present the picture of conscientious objection as it was in World War 1, World War II, and how it is now, and host a panel discussion with the audience about the issues raised.

"The World is my Country", 14th-28th May 2016, Exhibition in New Road Baptist Church, Bonn Square
Open 11am - 2pm (not Sundays)
A celebration of the people and movements that opposed WW1, in posters and stories.
Emily Johns' beautiful art work and Gabriel Carlyle's informative text illustrate the stories of the courage and chutzpah of the people and
organisations that opposed the war and took action to stop it, bringing their stories alive for our generation.

And, later in the year:
July to October 2016 Exhibition
"We will not fight", Oxford and Conscientious Objectors in the First World War Oxford Town Hall, The Gallery

Click in the table for song sheets/sheet music or to play the mp3 files of parts or download as described below.
If you have trouble playing midi files there is an open source music score program which plays midi files through your sound card. http://musescore.org

Songs for Peace event in Bonn Square the day after Levellers Day: 15th May 2016
Bringing peace is on my shoulders
Foolish Notion
Lay down your sword and shield
We are for peace (We are not just against the fighting)
We are all under the stars
* Where have all the flowers gone (to be sung with audience support at Peace event)

Lyrics & Song sheets
in Church
Singing for our Lives; score& MP3 parts
(We are the Oxford SeaGreen Singers)
Internationale - arr. SW    
(The) Red Flag - rhythmn  
Fight the cuts (tune:Rock my soul)      
all - sgs at Green fair 2010
Nana was a suffragette
We Are All Under the Stars
sung to spoken texts.
Hear Sheffield Socialist Choir recdg of 1st and 3rd sections
Tom Paines Bones - Tune - sgs
Rosa Parks recordings by Sheffield Soc. Ch.
No Going Back - FS
I want Rosa to stay - lyrics
Score - pdf file - 3 pages
Je veux accueillir Rose - francais
Fat Cat
Which Side Are You On
John Ball
Let us in: Calais refugee song - Ch word rhythmn

Ch - bass - midi
same as tenor

Ch - Ten - sgs
Ch - Ten - midi

This is my prayer for peace - full version
sgs version (round)
We've Sung a 1000 song of peace
Levellers day song - authors lyrics, SW arrangement.
Peace event in Bonn Square the day after Levellers Day
Aint gonna study war no more
Bringing Peace/Salaam - Sarah W solo voice
Foolish Notion
We are (for Peace) - (not just against the fighting)

tenor - SW

Where have all the flowers gone        
Siya Hamba - We are Singing in the Name of Peace  
Singabahambayo Thina - prononciation  

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